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2014-04-14 16:21:06

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EDT Wednesday, April 16, to discuss the status of ongoing projects and the road ahead for the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Associate Administrator for Space Technology Michael Gazarik will provide journalists with an overview and update media on the agency's space technology portfolio, recent and upcoming...

A Needle In A Haystack: How Does A Broken DNA Molecule Get Repaired?
2012-05-03 12:56:22

Scientists from the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology have discovered a key element in the mechanism of DNA repair. When the DNA double helix breaks, the broken end goes searching for the similar sequence and uses that as a template for repair. Using a smart new dual-molecule technique, the Delft group has now found out how the DNA molecule is able to perform this search and recognition process in such an efficient way. This week, the researchers report their...

2012-01-02 14:54:49

The 1st January 2012 has seen the launch of the new TU Delft Process Technology Institute. All Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) research in the field of process technology will be integrated in this institute. All under one roof “What makes this so special is the fact that here at TU Delft we have access to knowledge relating to process technology on every imaginable scale, all under one roof: from nanotechnology to large-scale industrial processes”, says Professor...

2011-12-20 15:15:49

Development aid is in need of a major overhaul. This must include a better assessment of the priorities in specific developing countries: governance reforms designed to achieve a fairer distribution of income or economic reforms to increase growth. This is one of the important research conclusions reached by Rutger van den Noort, who will be awarded a PhD for his work on this subject on Thursday, 22 December at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, the Netherlands). Third World...

Winning teams Of Solar Car Race Announced
2011-10-20 08:28:09

A Japanese team from Tokai University won the World Solar Challenge today, after racing more than 1,800 miles on remote highways through the Australian Outback, dodging wildlife, wildfires and an explosion. Team Tokai crossed the finish line in Adelaide Thursday afternoon (local time) to claim back-to-back victories in the event, narrowly beating the Nuon Solar team from the Netherlands. The event was last held in 2009. Organizers of the event said it was one of the closest finishes in...

2011-06-20 19:50:39

Researchers at Delft University of Technology and the University of Basel have established a biomimetic nanopore that provides a unique test and measurement platform for the way that proteins move into a cell's nucleus. In the journal Nature Nanotechnology (June 19 - online), they report an artificial nanopore that is functionalized with key proteins which mimicks the natural nuclear pore. Upon testing the transport of individual proteins through the biomimetic pore, they found that most...

2011-06-18 01:43:06

As a way of eliminating energy-guzzling incandescent light bulbs from our supermarket shelves, a tax on incandescent light bulbs would be just as effective as an outright ban. Subsidising new technology, such as Led lighting, could actually reduce its sales, as this can lead to a relatively large number of people buying a light with teething problems, giving the new technology a bad name. These results emerged from the simulation models which PhD student Emile Chappin of Delft University of...

2011-01-28 12:47:24

Many different aspects are involved in predicting high water and floods, such as the type of precipitation, wind, buildings and vegetation. The greater the number of variables included in predictive models, the better the prediction will be. However, the models will inevitably become increasingly more complex. PhD student from Delft Steven Weijs uses basic insight from the information theory (Shannon's Information Theory) to demonstrate the cohesion between this added complexity, the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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